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Wood Tavern

Wood Tavern

New American Restaurant and Wine Bar$$$$
North Oakland, Oakland
  • Sherene T.
    "Crispy pork belly with whiskey baked beans"(3 Tips)
    Musa D.
    "Must try the Pork Chop & Butcher Block dish."(2 Tips)
    Tim A.
    "Gnocchi, pork belly, and lemon cucumber salad are all must haves"(5 Tips)
    Charles B.
    "Come for lunch and order the Pastrami sandwich- buff said."(2 Tips)
61 Tips and reviews
  • butcher block
  • pork
  • cocktails
  • sandwiches
  • steak
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  • Musa D.
    Musa DoMarch 18
    Amazing food, beautiful interior design, friendy staff & professional service. Must try the Pork Chop & Butcher Block dish. 🌎Visit me at to follow my food journal.
  • Scott
    ScottFebruary 3
    1/2 chicken, apple and butter lettuce salad, pecan ice cream dessert
  • Lily H.
    Lily HamrickDecember 19, 2016
    Sitting at the bar for a drink and a bite to eat is an easy way to enjoy this place
  • Bedi
    BediJuly 30, 2016
    Andreas cooks there and he cooks well. Go there and pork chop and steak yourself!
  • Craig V.
    Craig VillamorMarch 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic burger, nice atmosphere, well stocked bar. What's not to like?
  • Paul W.
    Paul WilliamsFebruary 20, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Highly recommend the cocktail, Obi Smooth.
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan MarieFebruary 18, 2016
    Best service, best food, best cocktails! Best ambiance!!!
  • Russell L.
    Russell LJuly 3, 2015
    You can give this place a pass if you're vegetarian. But if not, apparently it's quite good!
  • Sherene T.
    Sherene TanApril 9, 2015
    Crispy pork belly with whiskey baked beans
  • Sherene T.
    Sherene TanApril 9, 2015
    Burrata with artichokes
  • Marshall S.
    Marshall St. ClairApril 2, 2015
    Grilled Double Cut Pork Chop
  • Amy Y.
    Amy YMarch 1, 2015
    Go for lunch -- can be loud for dinner. Love the duck confit and pork belly here
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtDecember 12, 2014
    Best beef and barley stew I've ever had
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LittleSeptember 13, 2014
    So good! Save room for desserts.
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas StangaSeptember 1, 2014
    Order a half size so you can try more than one.
  • Hilary C.
    Hilary CrowleyAugust 27, 2014
    Great ambiance and warm layout. A place you're happy to be.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MaggioAugust 10, 2014
    Cocktails were good, but the steak was really lacking flavor
  • John B.
    John BobeldykAugust 7, 2014
    The full menu is served at the bar, no reservations required.
  • Sandy C.
    Sandy ChiaoAugust 7, 2014
    Ribeye, roasted chicken, fish. All good!
  • Benjamin C.
    Benjamin ChristianMarch 1, 2014
    Nice vibe. Good wine. The sauces on the meat are way too rich. Couldn't finish the meal. Drowned in butter.
  • Alex A.
    Alex AnokhinFebruary 27, 2014
    Great rib eye.
  • Sofya M.
    Sofya MulenokFebruary 27, 2014
    Steak was amazing!
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LinFebruary 14, 2014
    A side of shoe string fries is a great compliment to their sandwiches
  • Bryan S.
    Bryan SchembariNovember 19, 2013
    The Hot Pastrami Sandwich is divine. Get it with fries!
  • Nick D.
    Nick DalisayOctober 19, 2013
    Half Chicken...order it!!!
  • Tim A.
    Tim ArmandpourSeptember 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Gnocchi, pork belly, and lemon cucumber salad are all must haves
  • Suejin K.
    Suejin KimAugust 1, 2013
    Crispy pork belly- the summer version includes salty, spicy watermelon. I'm coming back here for the winter version. The duck is fantastic as well.
  • Jenn B.
    Jenn BJuly 28, 2013
    Pork chop and chicken entrees take 40 minutes to cook!
  • John M.
    John MunozJune 3, 2013
    Make a reservation, this place gets busy.
  • Ayin A.
    Ayin AyinMay 18, 2013
    Had the pork belly and the half chicken-- both were perfect!!! Love it!
  • J.P. D.
    J.P. DohertyFebruary 16, 2013
    Grilled Skirt Steak sandwich. Best sandwich I think I have ever had in my entire life.
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BareFebruary 15, 2013
    Everything you need to know: Old Speckled Hen on tap.
  • Gabi A.
    Gabi AshmanFebruary 14, 2013
    Chicory salad and NIMAN ranch burger with mouth-watering fries... will def be coming back to try out some other items on the menu (re-tip from earlier post...stupid autocorrect changed Niman to Human)
  • Chloe B.
    Chloe BenjaminDecember 28, 2012
    Try the Pork and Barley Soup - The boy likes!
  • Pacific Union
    Pacific UnionOctober 17, 2012
    Sophisticated spot. This place is very popular so arrive early. Amazing roasted chicken!
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MakinenAugust 20, 2012
    World-beater, mayonnaise-free cole slaw
  • Tim D.
    Tim DennisNovember 21, 2011
    Sit at the bar for goodness sakes
  • stephanie b.
    stephanie bauerOctober 24, 2011
  • pj c.
    pj calihanSeptember 3, 2011
    Salads are always amazing and the butcher block is the perfect cholesterol rush after spending quality time with my PT
  • Jen R.
    Jen RogersAugust 25, 2011
    Best Bloody Mary ever!
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Grab a seat at the concrete chef’s counter if you are a fan of close up cooking and how butter is supposed to be used; over, and over, and over again. - Inspector
  • Chris H.
    Chris HempelApril 16, 2011
    Excellent food if you can get in -- sit at the bar.
  • Brown Estate
    Brown EstateFebruary 11, 2011
    Our 03 cab sauv can be had by the glass here at our favorite Oakland hot spot!
  • Raoul B.
    Raoul BaddeDecember 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Jose is the older of the two bartenders. a little salt and pepper hair. ask him for his favorite drink
  • Kouros M.
    Kouros MohitOctober 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    They have a Handley Pinot! Hooray!
  • Travis Y.
    Travis YoungOctober 25, 2010
    paté... meh.
  • Kouros M.
    Kouros MohitOctober 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Unti syrah with the burger.
  • Sergey Z.
    Sergey ZhurbiloAugust 19, 2010
    Make a reservation it can get packed. Also gin and german... gets you messed up
  • Kouros M.
    Kouros MohitAugust 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Myers syrah with their burger. It's a perfect match.
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer TanJuly 2, 2010
    The crispy pork shoulder confit sandwich & a side of fries is what you need to try first!
  • George D.
    George DyMay 18, 2010
    Appetizer comes fast
  • Theresa N.
    Theresa NelsonMay 8, 2010
    Superb food, great atmosphere, bar seats overlooking the saute station are great fun, even without a reservation you can arrive early-ish and get the full menu at the bar. Read more
  • Nick M.
    Nick McCannMarch 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the Southie Affogato for dessert. Even if it isn't on the menu.
  • Sarah E.
    Sarah EscalanteMarch 2, 2010
    The pork chop and the pork belly are amazing! Fries are addictive.
  • Charles B.
    Charles BrackFebruary 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Come for lunch and order the Pastrami sandwich- buff said. Great beer,cocktails,and wine selection- love the 'Woody' Bloody Mary
  • joanne
    joanneFebruary 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    if there are no reservations on opentable, call them. or nab a seat at the bar right at 5:30. the half chicken is divine, as is anything pork. competent cocktails too.
  • Cassie D.
    Cassie DestinoJanuary 17, 2010
    Without a reservation (or even with!) on a Saturday night be prepared to wait but they'll bring you drinks from the bar and it's well worth it!
  • alexis m.
    alexis milanaJanuary 15, 2010
    Crispy. Pork. Belly. You need know nothing more.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SalingerNovember 5, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    the pan roasted chicken is to die for.
  • Gabby H.
    Gabby HSeptember 6, 2009
    Had a hamburger with cheese. Don't skip the root beer float: ask for a half-size.
  • Stella C.
    Stella CDecember 29, 2013
    Executive chef Yang Peng!
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